In the North Texas area, too many less fortunate children lack proper beds to sleep in. Some are lucky enough to sleep on the family couch; others must sleep on the floor. To alleviate this problem, the S.M. Wright Foundation established the Beds for Kids Center in early 2010, and it is now a non-profit bed distributor in North Texas. The center’s objective is to give disadvantaged children the opportunity to get a good night’s sleep by providing new twin or full bed sets.
To qualify, a family must complete an application, show proof of income(if any) and residency, provide a valid birth certificate for each child, and meet federal poverty guidelines. After the application has been processed, the family needs to pick up a certified verification ticket at the foundation’s on-site registration location. Distribution events take place each quarter and clients will be notified of specific pickup dates.
Since its inception, the center has distributed over 18,000 mattress sets to underprivileged kids in the North Texas community.
The demand for beds has far exceeded the Foundation’s ability to supply them. There are currently over 2,000 kids on the waiting list.
We can provide a new twin bed set to a child for as little as $175. A Beds for Kids donation of $200 can provide a full size bed set for a teenager in need. All bed sets include a frame, a box spring and a mattress. Please help kids get a good night's rest.